Tunes for Tuesday – Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

“Here is a little song I wrote
You might want to sing it note for note
Don’t worry be happy” – Everyone’s life contains sadness. Our home got another dose. My Great Aunt died last night. But please don’t be too sad for her, for us. She was sick. She was tired of living in a body that was failing her. When we last talked she told me she was ready.

“In every life we have some trouble
When you worry you make it double
Don’t worry, be happy……” – And this was her philosophy EXACTLY. What’s the point of worrying. Life stinks sometimes. It’s how you work through life that builds character, makes you a person worth knowing.

“Here I give you my phone number
When you worry call me
I make you happy” –  She was someone you could turn to. She gave great advice. She was so very, very wise.

“But don’t worry be happy
Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don’t worry, be happy” – Her laughter is what I’ll miss most. She could make ANYTHING funny. She taught me to think out of the box and look at things upside down. The bright side is the right side. Always looking up. She didn’t deny loss or sadness or crisis. She just saw a way around it. She got to the other side quicker than most.

“There is this little song I wrote
I hope you learn it note for note
Like good little children
Don’t worry, be happy” – Out of all my relatives she was the best teacher for me on how to parent. She has four children and grandchildren who absolutely adore her. In a post on Facebook today, her youngest son called her his best friend. And I know her other children feel the same way.

“Don’t worry don’t do it, be happy
Put a smile on your face” – And that’s just what I’m going to do today. I think of this song and listen to it whenever I need to turn myself around. Hope you find something to smile about today, too. Put those worries away and smile with me. 

(When you click on the video below you’ll see a message directing you to Youtube. Click the “Watch on Youtube” and it’ll take you right there!)


Filed under Lessons Learned, Music

10 responses to “Tunes for Tuesday – Don’t Worry, Be Happy!

  1. I am sorry for your loss, but this was a lovely tribute. How lucky you were to have her in your life. xoxo

  2. Wow, beautiful; I hope my family feels like that about me when I go.

  3. What a lovely tribute to your Aunt. I liked the reminder to us all about living well.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss, but know all too well the body failing and no longer doing what it should. Your memories are priceless and show that she was a remarkable woman.

  5. First let me say how sorry I am about your Aunt. You have been hit with a lot lately.

    Now to the song. I love it. It’s one of those songs that just sticks with you, in a good way.

  6. I wish I knew her is all I can say. I love the idea of “The bright side is the right side”. She was obviously a wonderful person and your tribute to her made me smile for sure.

  7. I too am so sorry for your loss, and love the sentiments of this post – she sounds like she was a wonderful woman!

  8. I am sorry for your loss. You aunt must be in a much better, happier place now. {{{hugs}}} Love this song. Always makes me smile.

  9. We used to play the Don’t Worry, Be Happy song, but now go with this Bob Marley classic instead:

    Hope you like it.

    Your Wordless Wednesday pictures are very cute!

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